“We’ve been saying it nationally, that we have to do the work now to get this money out. We have to do the work to make sure that our states and our local governments are able to release this money, get this money out into the hands of the people who need it the most,” Bush told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” when asked about next steps if the courts put a hold on the new moratorium. “So, we’re telling tenants, we’re telling landlords to, you know, go online, or show up at the clinics that are happening around the country and get — apply for this money and for our local government and states, please get this money out.”
The eviction issue had escalated into a contentious dispute between the White House and progressive Democrats, who accused President Joe Biden of saddling them with passing an extension at the eleventh hour. Biden’s aides said everyone should have known the moratorium was expiring and that congressional action was needed.
More than $1.5 billion in assistance was delivered to 290,000 eligible households in June, according to the US Treasury Department, more money than what was doled out from January through May.
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